Roskosmos reported on the successful launch of the transport manned spacecraft (SIC) “Soyuz MS-08” on a Soyuz-FG rocket carrier. From the Twitter of Roskosmos:
«20.53.13 → the third stage was separated. The ship “Union MS-08” was successfully launched into the orbit of an artificial Earth satellite. @OlegMKS, @Astro_Feustel and @astro_ricky on the way to the ISS! Docking – March 23. “
” Members of the long expedition ISS-55/56 – commander of the spacecraft, astronaut ROSKOSMOSA Oleg ARTEMIEV, flight engineers, astronauts NASA Andrew FOYSTEL (commander of the expedition ISS- 56) and Richard ARNOLD, “the Roskosmos news agency reported.
” All stages of the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket flight passed regularly and in 8 minutes 48 seconds after the launch in accordance with the program of the Soyuz MS- 08 “separated from the third stage of the LV and entered the orbit of an artificial satellite of the Earth. The specialists of the Main Operational Group for the Management of the Russian Segment of the ISS (IGSS RSA) in the Flight Control Center (MCC) began to control the flight of the TPK. “
The planned docking of the TPK is scheduled for March 23, 22:41 Moscow time. “Union MS-08” should approach the station and moor to the research module “Search” in automatic mode. It was the 135th manned space flight of the Soyuz spacecraft, the first flight of which took place in 1967.
# SoyuzMS08: 20.53.13 → the third stage was separated. The ship “Union MS-08” was successfully launched into the orbit of an artificial Earth satellite. @OlegMKS, @Astro_Feustel and @astro_ricky on the way to the ISS! Docking – March 23.
Third stage cut-off and secession of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft pic.twitter.com/j6oejVhyDF
– ROSKOSMOS (@roscosmos) March 21, 2018
The rocket was launched without incident. How is it with you, Ilon Mask?http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js